Dune: Part Two Set to Begin Production This Month

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After the huge success of the first film at the box office and awards season, all eyes are now on Dune: Part Two, which will cover the second half of the novel and continue Paul Atreides' messianic journey. For the past few months, we've been hearing a lot of updates regarding the film and now it looks like they are finally going to begin production soon.

According to Deadline, Dune: Part Two is set to have its pre-shooting in Altivole, Italy this week for two days while full-on production with the bulk of the cast is scheduled to begin production this July 21 in Budapest, Hungary, where the first film was also shot.

Denis Villeneuve is returning to direct and co-write the film. Returning cast members include Timothee Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgard, and Javier Bardem. They are joined by Florence Pugh, Austin Butler, Christopher Walken, and Lea Seydoux. Hans Zimmer will also return as the composer.

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This new update on the status of the sequel comes after Warner Bros. recently moved its release date to a pre-Thanksgiving date in November 2023 from the original October date. However, in its new release date, it now found itself competing against The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. It remains to be seen whether it will move afar to avoid going against the Warner Bros. tentpole.

It is great to hear that production for the highly-anticipated sequel will begin this month since it is a huge sign that the film is officially happening and Villeneuve and his team are working hard on delivering another potentially great epic science-fiction film.

While we don't know yet whether it will be as great as the first film or surpass it, we can assume that it will be the case considering that almost the entire team will be returning.

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Dune: Part Two is scheduled to be released in theaters on November 17, 2023.

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